Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron was one of two Friars that took a match over the weekend.
March 25, 2013
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Providence College women's tennis team kicked off Big East play at Syracuse, where the Friars fell to the Orange, 7-0, on Saturday, March 23 before being defeated by conference foe Seton Hall, 5-2, on Sunday, March 24.
Freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) put together a strong performance over the weekend at the No. 3 singles position. Prinos fell in a close fought match to Jimena Wu of Syracuse (6-4, 2-6, 11-9) before bouncing back to defeat Madison Shoemaker of Seton Hall (6-4, 6-2).
Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) was the second Friar to register a point in singles play against Seton Hall. Aviles-Duron earned a comeback win against Rocio Portela (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) at the No. 1 position. On Saturday, Aviles-Duron fell to Amanda Rodgers of Syracuse (6-1, 6-1).
At the No. 2 singles position junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) was defeated by Maddie Kobelt of Syracuse (6-1, 6-1) and Julia Keenan of Seton Hall (7-5, 7-5).
Sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) competed at the No. 4 position, where she was defeated by Komal Safdar of Syracuse (6-2, 6-1). Corder fell in a close fought match with Karina Cordero of Seton Hall (6-4, 5-7, 6-3).
Playing at the No. 5 position throughout the weekend was sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Ramirez was defeated by Aleah Marrow of Syracuse (6-1, 6-1) and Maria Rodriguez of Seton Hall (6-4, 6-2).
Freshman Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.), who has been a standout in the No. 6 position for the Friars this spring, fell to Alex Aiello of Syracuse (6-2, 6-1). On Sunday the freshman fell in a close fought battle with Anna Guryanova of Seton Hall (4-6, 6-3, 6-1).
The Friars had a high point on Sunday against Seton Hall in doubles play when Corder and Prinos bested Shoemaker and Keenan at the No. 2 position (8-6).
In the Friars other doubles matches of the weekend, partners Aviles-Duron and Bernardez competed at the No. 1 position where the duo fell to Kobelt and Brittany Lashway of Syracuse (8-5). The pair went on to fall to Portela and Chloe Sher of Seton Hall (9-8, 6) in what was the closest doubles match of the day.
The final two Friars to compete in doubles play were Ramirez and Zangari. The two fell to Breanna Bachini and Aiello of Syracuse (8-2) and Alex Landert and Guryanova of Seton Hall (8-3) at the No. 3 position.
The Friars continue with conference play on Wednesday, April 3 when the team hosts Connecticut for a 3:00 p.m. match.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Women's Tennis Defeats...
The Providence College Women's tennis team earned their first victory of the spring 2015 season with a 5-2 defeat of Sacred Heart University in New Haven,...
Women's Tennis Edged by ...
The Providence Friars women's tennis team fell 4-3 to the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds in a tightly contested match at Centre Court in Riverside, RI on Friday,...
Rebecca Ricci Named Head...
It was announced today (Feb. 4) that Becky Ricci has been named head women's tennis coach at Providence College. Ricci served as the assistant tennis coach...
Women's Tennis Defeated ...
The Providence College women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to a strong University of Albany team on Sunday, February 1 in Schenectady, NY.
Women's Tennis Falls To Siena
The Providence College women's tennis tennis team fell to the Siena College Saints in a tough 4-3 loss on the road in Albany. The match was tightly contested...
Women's Tennis Finishes ...
Members of the Providence College women's tennis team competed at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Junior...
Women's Tennis Defeats...
The Providence College women's tennis team concluded its fall season with a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Bowdoin Polar Bears. The Friars showed a great...
Women's Tennis Falls to ...
The Providence College women's tennis team fell 7-0 to the University of Connecticut in a match that was more tightly contested than the final score...